From Jon: Each Sunday thePTDC publishes a list of the top articles from around the web in 5 different categories: bodybuilding, general health, fat loss, strength training, and nutrition.
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The Top Article of the Week
Sure, your clients might walk in and say they want a better body part A, a leaner body part B, or a more muscular body part C, but when it comes down to it, most of them want to be healthier and fitter. So why, then, are there still trainers who put their non-bodybuilder clients on stereotypical bodybuilding programs? It’s time, Anthony Dexmier argues, to stop this kind of overkill, focus on educating clients, and treat clients like what they are — “amazing” people, not bodybuilders.
Extreme measures you don’t need to take to lose fat — Anthony Dexmier
Leptin and Leptin Resistance: Everything You Need to Know — Kris Gunnars
Highlighting the Health Halo (& How it Hinders your Weight Loss) — Mike MacDonald
Long, Lean Muscles: Oh, the Irony — Bret Contreras
HI. I’M MIKE, AND I’M A LONER. — Mike Samuels
Re-Tooling the Side Plank — Adam Gentry
Do You Need to be Strong to be a Strength Coach? — Jordan Syatt
Get Big Arms: A Case For Specialization — Tim Berzins, JMax Fitness
How to Isolate the Quads and Hams in a Garage Gym — Bret Contreras
THE MYTH OF PERFECT FORM — Greg Nuckols, JTS Strength
6 Ways to Keep Getting Stronger — Christian Thibaudeau, T-Nation
My Concern with Kettlebell Enthusiast Fitness Professionals — Nick Tumminello
IN DEFENSE OF PROGRAM HOPPERS; DUP REVISITED — Greg Nuckols
WTF Is the Alkaline Diet and Why Should I Care? — Hannah Newman, Greatist.com
Effects of Caffeine on Upper and Lower Body Strength — Doug Dupont, Breaking Muscle